Archive for January, 2013

Vote now to send Move with Me to DC ~ only 1 week left to vote & enter the mega-giveaway

Move With Me - Every Vote Counts

Time is running out & every vote counts! Currently Move with Me is hanging on to 3rd place. They are only 273 votes behind 2nd place & only 19 votes ahead of 4th place.

To help inspire you to vote and mobilize your friends to vote, we are collectively offering over 85 prizes including books, DVD’s, yoga card decks, trainings, manuals, curricula, CD’s and more (see full list below).

All you have to do is vote and you qualify for entry into this great giveaway!

It will only take a few seconds to …

Vote for Move with Me directly at: https://www.urgentblue.org/facebook/pha-innovation-challenge/video/details/submission-for-2012-11-15-152740

(see voting for all the entries at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Partnership-for-a-Healthier-America/284607191574193?sk=app_286423371468352).

Voting then qualifies you to enter the Mega-Giveaway of 65+ Kids Yoga Items

Giveaway

To Enter the giveaway: click and scroll to bottom of the page

https://www.facebook.com/#!/OMazingKidsYoga/app_228910107186452 or at http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/29fd590/

Shanti Generation is overseeing the coordinated giveaway and will be selecting the winners via Rafflecoppter on January 31, 2013. They will then forward each winner’s info to the company sponsoring that prize for them to mail the prizes directly to the winners.

And now for the prizes!

    • 10 Move with Me DVD’s
    • 2 three month gold memberships to Kids Yoga Academy
    • 1 Yoga 4 Classrooms Card Deck
    • 3 I Grow With Yoga: Yoga Songs for Children CDs from Childlight Yoga
    • 4 Whale Yoga DVD’s from Next Generation Yoga
    • 5 Hip-HopYoga tees from Mindful Practices
    • 1 The Story of Ganesha with companion book from Yoginos: Yoga for Youth
    • 1 I Am OHMazing® music CD with bilingual coloring book from Yoginos: Yoga for Youth
    • 2 Yoga Skills for Youth Peacemakers DVDs from Shanti Generation
    • 2 Partner Yoga for Teens DVD’s from Shanti Generation
    • 3 My First Yoga books
    • 1 Yoga Cutter from Yummi Yoga
    • 2 Yawning Yoga books from Laurie Jordan
    • 4 Imaginations books from Carolyn Clarke
    • 1 Dance for the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids from Kira Wiley
    • 1 Kings & Queens of the Forest: Yoga Songs for Kids, Vol. 2. from Kira Wiley
    • 2 Yoga 4 Teens DVD from Christy Brock
    • 1 January’s Child: A Birthday Month Book by Andrea Alban Gosline from OMazing Kids, LLC
    • 1 Agate: What Good Is a Moose? by Joy Mogan Dey from OMazing Kids, LLC
    • 2 Grounded Superheroes: An Elevated Yoga Curriculum for Kids and Teens from Grounded
    • 1 Sophia’s Jungle Adventure from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Luke’s A to Z of Australian Animals: an Alphabet Coloring Book from Kids Yoga Stories
    • 1 Calm & Connected: Yoga Based Tools for Self-Regulation from S.M.Art Kids Adaptive Yoga
    • 1 The Dragonfly’s Adventure and Ocean Surf-ari – (S.M.Art Stories™ – photo-illustrated adaptive Yoga curriculum books)
    • 4 ABsolute Beginner Yoga DVDs from Joanne Spence
    • 1 Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Young Children CD’s from Amy Saltzman
    • 1 Still Quiet Place: Mindfulness for Teens CDs from Amy Saltzman
    • 1 YogaBuddies Bedtime Stories DVD
    • 1 Good Morning, Good Night CD set from YogaBuddies
    • 5 copies of Every Kids Yoga Manual and DVD
    • 1 The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel from Little Flower Yoga
    • 1 Building Inner Resilience by Linda Lantieri from Little Flower Yoga
    • 1 LOTUS mat from The Little Yoga Mat
    • 1 Storyland Yoga DVD
    • 1 Frog Yoga Alphabet Teacher Training Double Pack – e-book from Young Yoga Masters
    • 1 Yoga Man vs. The Stressor – Yoga for Boys Teacher Training – e-book from Young Yoga Masters
    • 2 OM Schooled book from Sarah Herrington
    • 1 What I See, I Can Be: A Guided Yoga for Children Book and CD from Janet Williams
    • 1 Yoga Match: A Memory and Movement Card Game from Janet Williams
    • 1 Coaching Session with Leah Kalish: In-person or Skype
    • 5 Come Play Yoga! CD from Karma Kids Yoga
    • Calm Kids: Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities book by Lorraine E Murray
    • Calm Kids Level 1 Online Course by Lorraine E Murray
    • 1 Peaceful Bedtime Online Training from My Peaceful Playground

See pics of all the prizes in this Facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.492030844181259.131165.174264525957894&type=3

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Voting in the Partnership for a Healthier America’s “End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge” will close at noon (EST) on February 1, 2013. The three submissions with the highest number of votes will be attending the Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington, DC on March 6-8, 2013 to present their idea to Michelle Obama & a panel of judges.

Thank you for your support of Move with Me in their quest to bring a fun combination of stories, yoga, creative movement, Brain Gym®, relaxation, visualization and self-regulation techniques to kids in schools in an effort to reduce childhood obesity!

Please spread the word by posting, sharing, pinning, tweeting & bloggingPlease consider sending a personal invitation to vote to folks you know who care about the future & well-being of kids.

Legal Notice: “The Partnership for a Healthier America does not sponsor or endorse nor is it otherwise associated with this Move With Me raffle and giveaway program.”

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

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Facebook Freebie: Affirmations Mini-Poster

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Head over and “like” the OMazing Kids Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYogato get the link to a free printable Affirmations Mini-Poster. While you are there check out all the other kids affirmation ideas & items saved in these albums:

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

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Registration is open for the 2013 Camp ClapHans Summer Camp @ JDMC

Summer 2013 Camp ClapHans at JDMC

Registration is now open for the new Camp ClapHans Summer Camp for kids ages 8-16 with special needs starting this summer at the JD McCarty Center in Norman, Oklahoma!

Camp ClapHans is a series of five-day overnight camp sessions for children with special needs. 2013 camp dates are:

  • June 9 – June 14: “Dances with Campers” Serving children with a diagnosis of ADHD.
  • June 16 – June 21: “Tales and Legends” Serving children with a physical disability.
  • June 23 – June 28: “Voices of the Wind” Serving children who use alternative methods to communicate.
  • July 7 – July 12: “Heart of the Wild” Serving children with a diagnosis of autism or intellectual disabilities.
  • July 14 – July 19: “Beat of a Different Drum” Serving children with sensory issues.
  • July 21 – July 26: “Spirit of the Harvest” Serving children with feeding disorders and aversions.

Each session begins Sunday afternoon and ends Friday afternoon. Camp sessions are limited to 12 campers.

The camp is located at the J.D. McCarty Center next to an 11-acre lake in Norman, Oklahoma. It features two cabins and an activities building. Campers and counselors will sleep in large, wheelchair accessible, climate controlled cabins. Each camper will be assigned to a counselor with a camper/counselor ratio of 1-to-1. Campers’ medical needs will be overseen by nurses and an on-call physician.

Campers will have the chance to try activities such as:

  • Horseback riding
  • Yoga  (I am scheduled to teach OMazing Kids yoga classes on Thursdays & Fridays of each camp session)
  • Archery
  • Arts and crafts
  • Swimming
  • Challenge course
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Other activities include campfires for storytelling, dutch oven cooking and s’mores. We also have movie nights and stargazing.

In addition, Camp ClapHans will focus on social skills. Campers will get the chance to learn and practice successful social interactions with peers in small and large groups. These activities will include initiating conversations, taking turns, social boundaries and practicing courtesy.

Registration info, scholarship info & forms:

2013 Camp ClapHans Catalog & Registration Forms

For more information, contact Camp Director Megan Stanek at (405) 307-2814 or at mstanek@jdmc.org. For information on volunteering at the camp, contact Jennifer Giamelle at (405) 573-5342 or at jgiamelle@jdmc.org

Camp ClapHans website: http://www.campclaphans.com/ (currently under construction)

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Speech-Language Pathologist at the JD McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities (http://www.jdmc.org/)
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.comWork E-Mail: amoorad@jdmc.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Facebook Contests & Giveaways: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

Blog: https://omazingkidsllc.com/

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, trainings, online trainings, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

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Review: Be the Story Yoga DVD ~ a great combination of captivating storytelling & kids yoga

The “Be the Story Yoga” DVD is fabulous! A great combination of captivating storytelling & kids yoga filmed in beautiful outdoor locations.

I LOVE how she weaves messages of strength, courage & compassion into the stories ♥. See preview clips & purchase on their website: http://www.kids-fun-with-yoga.com/.

[I won my copy in a giveaway on yogainmyschool.com….. yes I enter giveaways too 🙂 ]

See more info about storytelling & kids yoga in this great post on the Playful Learning blog: http://playfullearning.net/introducing-children-to-yoga-through-storytelling/. Also great info on the Storytime Yoga with Sydney Solis website: http://www.storytimeyoga.com/index.html. And in the book “Once Upon a Pose: A Guide to Yoga Adventure Stories for Children” by Donna Freeman (http://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Pose-Adventure-Children/dp/1426922205).

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

NOTE: Please ignore any ads that appear below the crayons divider bar. This is a free blog site & I have no control over ads appearing here.

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Review & Giveaway: Cosmic Kids Yoga DVD

Cosmic Kids Yoga DVD cover & details

 

Product Details: Cosmic Kids Yoga – Series 1 DVD. Fun yoga stories for kids aged 3 to 8. (2012). Three fun interactive kids yoga adventures. Welcome to the world of Cosmic Kids Yoga – a world of happiness, adventure and fun. Wonderful storytelling combines with yoga movement to help kids have fun, keep fit and feel great. Engaging stories bring to life simple lessons for a happy life. All stories feature yoga-based movement for confidence, concentration and calm. Three magical 15-minute episodes presented by Jaime from Cosmic Kids Yoga:

  • Squish The Fish: meet Squish the Fish, a Californian surfer dude, who takes us on an ocean adventure and helps us learn about being independent
  • Parsnip The Cat: come on a circus adventure with a friendly acrobatic cat Parsnip. She’s a tightrope walker who teaches us all about staying focused by not being distracted by naughty Meldrum the Mouse
  • Kickapoo The Kangaroo: an exciting adventure in Australia with bright and brave Kickapoo the Kangaroo. She’s a picture of gentle confidence and helps us learn to say hello

Kids copy the moves that Jaime does and enjoy the adventure. Cosmic Kids Yoga stories help kids grow up happy, healthy and calm – and have lots of fun along the way.

List Price: $15.49

Cosmic Kids on Amazon

Where to Purchase: In USA & Canada, available on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Kids-Yoga-Series-stories/dp/B009E8C05M (in Europe & rest of world: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmic-Kids-Yoga-Series-DVD/dp/B009VFZ49W)

Here’s what I love about this DVD:

  • Each yoga story starts & ends in the same way. This predictability is great for young kids.
  • Jaime has a high energy level and is fun and engaging. Who else could rock a pink adult onesie?
  • Great creative storytelling.
  • Incorporates familiar songs & other singing as she does poses. This is a great way to tap into multiple learning styles!
  • Cute animated backgrounds. I like the new under the sea background on Squish the Fish compared to the Youtube version.
  • Lots of repetition of poses in each story and across the stories. This is great for young kids.
  • Fun variations on poses! Great kid-friendly take on sun salutations. I got lots of new ideas for my OMazing Kids classes 🙂
  • Incorporates kid-friendly messages about being brave, focused & friendly. Love the message in Kickapoo the Kangaroo…. “get to know people before making a judgement about them”!
  • Brief Savasana relaxation at the end of each yoga story.
  • Easy to navigate intro screen on the DVD would make it easy for kids to select the yoga story they want.

Cosmic Kids DVD intro screen

The only suggestion I have for improvement is that the pace is a bit fast at times. The fast pace will be great to give kids a way to work off extra energy. However, it could be difficult for some kids with special needs or slow processing to keep up. Some kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Sensory Processing Disorder could become overwhelmed by the sensory input of the fast auditory input combined with an animated background.

Check out their Youtube channel to see all of their fun videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga/videos

They are also on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Cosmic-Kids/223487707770690 & Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaimestweets.

Website: http://www.cosmickids.co.uk/about/

I LOVE Jaime’s commitment to providing free full-length access to her videos via her Youtube channel! It’s a great way to get lots of kids interested in yoga. Check out this info from their website:

“In November 2012, children in 140 countries watched Cosmic Kids Yoga adventures for free. Each story is 15 minutes long – and, since we uploaded our first video in May 2012, more than one and a half million minutes of our adventures have been yoga’d along to. We are blown away by what technology can do!

We hope we can do this for many more years to come, and  will develop more stories for kids to follow for free, so that they can continue to imitate a mermaid going ‘ooh la la’ while they do a twist , and  strengthen their bodies by being a crab playing football.”

Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own. Starting in 2013, a new component of reviews & giveaways hosted on OMazing Kids is that a review will be added on Amazon.com (for products sold on that site). See my Amazon profile at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1JKVLELLSX7FD?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_aya_bb_pdp.

How to enter the giveaway:

  • Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids – Contests & Giveaways Facebook page (http://a.pgtb.me/plpbTf) & mention how you would be using this DVD. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; must use respectful people-first language, 1 entry per Facebook account).
  • For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention how you would be using this DVD. If you only enter via blog post comment, you must also send me an e-mail with your mailing address (send to amoorad1@juno.com). You will not need to do this if you also entered via the Enter Contests Here…. tab on Facebook since your address will be provided on that entry (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must use respectful people-first language, must have a valid e-mail address)
  • Helpful Info & Tips: You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods. Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save you the step of e-mailing me your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail. FYI…. I use a free app from Shortstack for that tab and have no control over technical difficulties either on their end or on Facebook. In the event that you experience difficulties with the tab you can submit an entry via e-mail providing your full name, e-mail address, mailing address, how you would be using the DVD. E-mail to: amoorad1@juno.com. Unfortunately Facebook rules prohibit me from accepting entries directly from posts or comments on Facebook.
  • Examples of “people-first” language are “children with autism” vs. “autistic children”and “children with disabilities” vs. “disabled children” (see more examples at: http://www.inclusionproject.org/nip_userfiles/file/People%20First%20Chart.pdf)

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on January 14 , 2013.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • USA & Canada entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook or e-mail may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • Two (2) winners will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on January 15, 2013.
  • The winners will each receive one (1) copy of the DVD.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • The winner’s address will be forwarded to the company and they will be mailing the prize directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: $15.49

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a DVD but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids, LLC and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids, LLC and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

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Beyond the Hype: kids yoga & wellness (not a “sport” or a “fitness craze”)

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Well it has been quite a week of “media hype” regarding kids yoga! Kids yoga being reported as the latest “fitness craze” for kids and that it is the fastest growing “sport” in the nation. Which then led other news media to turn it into a “sports vs. yoga” debate.

Unfortunately our news media has increasingly become about catchy headlines & misinformation.

Imagine if this same amount of coverage was given to accurate information about the positive aspects of well-rounded kids wellness activities?

Coming from the perspective of a Speech-Langauge Pathologist with 23 years of experience working with kids of a wide range of ages, abilities & needs, what drew me to yoga as a wellness activity for kids is how it taps into multiple learning styles, can be easily adapted to meet individual needs, can be done individually or in a group, is non-competitive & has research showing its benefits for kids with special needs (in particular for kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, anxiety, etc…). Here is what I consider to be a well-balanced approach to kids yoga (slide from my presentation at the Oklahoma Autism Conference – click on the slide if you want to see more info):

But kids yoga is just one piece in a larger wellness puzzle for kids. There are many things you can do every day to help kids learn healthy habits that will lead to a lifetime of wellness.

  • Making good nutritional choices
  • Learning to make exercise a habit. This could be any combination of physical activities that are suited for that child’s individual needs, abilities & interests.
  • Identifying sources of stress & learning stress-busting strategies
  • Practicing good dental health
  • Avoiding smoking, drinking and taking drugs
  • Making and maintaining healthy friendships
  • Learning positive social skills & how to handle teasing or bullying
  • Practicing kindness towards themselves & others
  • Always wearing proper safety equipment when playing sports, riding a bike or riding in a car
  • Making eco-friendly choices
  • Reducing exposure to violence in media, movies & video games
  • Internet & social media safety
  • Etc….

Looking for info on the top kids health & wellness issues in the US? The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital  National Poll on Children’s Health measures the public’s opinions, perceptions, and priorities regarding today’s most important child health issues and trends.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

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Multiple Intelligences: eight different potential pathways to learning

“It’s not how smart you are that matters, what really counts is how you are smart.”

~ Howard Gardner

Did you know that there are at least eight different potential pathways to learning?  So whatever you are teaching or learning, see how you might connect it with:

  • words (linguistic intelligence)
  • numbers or logic (logical-mathematical intelligence)
  • pictures (spatial intelligence)
  • music (musical intelligence)
  • self-reflection (intrapersonal intelligence)
  • a physical experience (bodily-kinesthetic intelligence)
  • a social experience (interpersonal intelligence)
  • an experience in the natural world (naturalist intelligence)

When doing this, also keep in mind and individual child’s sensory processing needs & preferences.

More info about this concept at: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/education/ed_mi_overview.html, http://www.institute4learning.com/multiple_intelligences.php & http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr207.shtml

Update 1/11/13: Check out this great post by Barbara Gini at BodyLogique for even more info & links on this topic: http://bodylogique.blogspot.com/2013/01/in-case-you-missed-it-all-kids-are.html.

Update 2/22/13: Read this short article about the benefits of combining literacy & movement – “Learning By Leaps and Bounds: Linking Literacy & Movement” by Rae Pica from NAEYC: 2-page PDF –http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/201011/Leaps&BoundsOnline1110.pdf.

Update 3/28/13: A “must read” post “Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain” from The Greater Good Science Centerhttp://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/nine_things_educators_need_to_know_about_the_brain (shared by Shanti Generation)

Update 6/8/13:  A free printable poster & kids survey from Laura Candler: http://www.lauracandler.com/strategies/multipleintelligences.php

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

Contests & Giveaways on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsContestsandGiveaways

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

OMazing Kids LLC is an organization that promotes inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities. The blog and social media pages share information about books, DVD’s, CD’s, games and other products specifically designed for kids wellness, mindfulness and relaxation, product reviews & giveaways, lesson plan & activity ideas, research, kids wellness in the news and a connection corner with listings of individuals doing adapted yoga and those offering trainings.

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